CategoryGNU/Linux

How to Install FoxitReader 1.1 on Fedora (22, 21…)?

‘FoxitReader’ was a very popular PDF reader among  the GNU/Linux users, but sadly, Foxit no longer develops the GNU/Linux version and the previously existed official download links are now gone as well.

To tell you the truth, these days, I … Read the rest

Korora 22 (Gnome3) Review: Works Right Out Of the Box & Includes Lots of Apps

Korora is an old GNU/Linux distribution (originated in 2005) that used to be based on ‘Gentoo’. But in 2007 the development of Korora was abandoned, yet in 2010, it was reborn, but this time it was based on ‘Fedora’, rather … Read the rest

How to Install ‘HandBrake’ 0.10.2 on Fedora 22?

Whether it’s ripping a DVD or converting a multimedia file into a different format, ‘HandBrake’ is one of my favorite video transcoders due its powerful features. Where most others lack (subtle) advanced features such as video cropping, ‘Handbrake’ has it … Read the rest

Fedora 22 Review: Bit of a Slow Boot-up, Otherwise Much Improved

It’s tough, robust, stable, idealistic, and loyal to its principles. This is my conceived idea of the GNU/Linux distribution known as ‘Fedora’. That said, I don’t necessarily admire all of its characteristics, but I deal with Fedora with respect because … Read the rest

Ubuntu 15.04 (vs 14.10 vs 14.04 LTS) Review: Demands A Little ‘Spanking’, But Rocks Afterwards!

Ubuntu 15.04, code named ‘Vivid Vervet’, does not include any significant changes from an end-user’s point of view, although, as far as system administrators & perhaps (low-level) software developers are concerned, a significant change  has taken place because with this … Read the rest

KaOS 2015.02 Review: Delivers a Pure KDE Plasma 5.0 Desktop

My previous encounter with ‘KaOS’ was a delightful one. It was a beautiful, fresh (barely nine months old back then), fast and a responsive GNU/Linux distribution. And from an emotional perspective, it also felt ‘focused!’. And it in fact … Read the rest

Clear The Partition Layout Created by ‘dd’, using GNU/Linux [How to]

For my operating system reviews, I frequently rely on the ‘dd’ utility in GNU/Linux for creating a bootable USB storage device (pendrive) from an ISO disc image.

While using ‘dd’ is easy and convenient, its approach is such that … Read the rest

Install ‘mpv’ (media player) on Fedora 21 [How to]

‘mpv’ is a powerful multimedia player that is based on MPLayer and mplayer2 projects. It also contains new features of its own (according to the developers) and supports hardware (GPU) based video decoding (through VDPAU, VAAPI and VDA APIs) as … Read the rest

How to Shred a Partition in Fedora 21?

I recently had an interesting experience with one of my partitions that had an ‘Ext4’ file system on it which used to contain (installed) data of a certain GNU/Linux distribution. I later reformatted it using ‘Ext4’ and re-installed the … Read the rest

Install VirtualBox 4.3.20 on Fedora 21 [How to]

Since it is free & includes wide variety of features, ‘VirtualBox‘ is my favorite virtualization software. For making the installation a breeze, ‘VirtualBox’ graciously provides repositories for few popular GNU/Linux distributions as well. But, it has been a … Read the rest

My Newly Formatted (‘Ext4’) External Hard Disk is Busy, Even at Idle [Fix]

I recently purchased a Western Digital My Passport Ultra (1TB, USB 3.0) external hard disk as I was running out of space to save my files. Although I dual-boot a GNU/Linux distribution (which is the awesome Fedora 21 nowadays) with … Read the rest

Improve Application Loading Times in Fedora 21 Using ‘preload’

If you are not satisfied the speed at which your applications (Office suite, web-browser…) are opened/loaded in Fedora 21, then you should try ‘preload’.

‘preload’ is a utility that shortens application loading times in GNU/Linux by loading them into … Read the rest

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